ICCVAM Public Forum: May 2016
May 25, 2016 — 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
William H. Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Final agenda (May 24)
Webcast recording (total runtime 4:12:46)
ICCVAM’s goals include promotion of national and international partnerships between governmental and nongovernmental groups, including academia, industry, advocacy groups, and other key stakeholders. To foster these partnerships, ICCVAM holds annual public forums to share information and facilitate direct communication of ideas and suggestions from stakeholders.
At the May 25, 2016, meeting, representatives from 12 ICCVAM member agencies were joined by attendees representing stakeholder groups and over 100 webcast viewers. Agency representatives presented updates on ICCVAM and ICCVAM member agency activities related to the development and validation of test methods and approaches that may replace, reduce, or refine animal use. Presenters from stakeholder groups praised recent progress made by ICCVAM and its member agencies towards replacing required animal tests with non-animal alternatives, and suggested future activities and areas that should receive increased focus.
Presentations and Public Statements
ICCVAM Update: Anna Lowit, Ph.D., Environmental Protection Agency, ICCVAM Co-chair
NICEATM Update: Warren Casey, Ph.D., NICEATM Director
ICCVAM Agency Updates
- Food and Drug Administration: Abigail Jacobs, Ph.D.
- National Institute of Standards and Technology: Elijah Petersen, Ph.D.
- Department of Defense: LTC Dawn Fitzhugh, V.M.D.
- National Institutes of Health/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Chemical Genomics Center: Anton Simeonov, Ph.D.
- NIEHS/NTP: Rick Paules, Ph.D.
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Kathy Archibald and Tamara Drake (Safer Medicines Trust and Center for Responsible Science)
- Aryenish Birdie and Elizabeth Baker (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)
- George Bittner, Ph.D. (University of Texas as Austin; CertiChem, Inc.)
Presentation: Proposed Test Battery for Estrogenic Activity
- Pascaline Clerc, Ph.D. (Humane Society of the United States)
- Amy Clippinger, Ph.D. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
Other Meeting Information
Federal Register notice announcing the public forum (March 18, 2016) View as a webpage